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         The National Midnight Star, Number 1054

                 Tuesday, 7 February 1995
Today's Topics:
     Re: 01/30/95 - The National Midnight Star #1052
                        New Album
                    Geddy's *earphone*
                 In The Mood live lyrics
                     Who's to judge?
                    (Fwd) Rush covers
                    (Fwd) scarce lps.
                 Bass In the End ... ouch
              Question On Counterparts cover
                      A Show of FANS
            (Fwd) Rush tribute band & anecdote
                    The Spirit of Rush
                   A place for Drummers
               More Dinosaur-type comments
               A little Neil-related story
                Rush Gift T-Shirts update
                 Re: Rush & Dream Theater
                        Great Job
                Another newbie unlurks...
               Sun & Moon lyrics/Harmonics
                       Rush on Bing
               Re: Barenaked Ladies & Rush
                  Harmonic definitions.
                  Re: You Bet Your Life
                Re:Dinosaurs and Harmonics
                     The Band's Name
                     Am I a Dinosaur?

Date: Wed, 01 Feb 1995 11:20:30 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: 01/30/95 - The National Midnight Star #1052

>......  I would be willing to bet that these new album reports are all
>heard from you little brothers or your mothers, and not from reputable
>sources like Anthem.  If I see one more post on TNMS about album rumors,
>Im going to throw away all of my Rush shit and blame you for it.

That's so sentimental!!

P.S. My little brother has no tongue and my mother is a mute so, you'd
probably lose that bet.


Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 13:14:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: New Album

	Well, here we go again.  I've heard rumors about a new album
too.  Here are my sources.

1.	The managers at 2 local record stores.  The first is Record
Theatre.  And the second is Media Play.  When I saw the rumors on TNMS I
went to the guys who both said that there was something in the works.

2.	The second was a home page on the WWW.  It wasn't TNMS but a
different one.  I can't for the life of me remember where it was, but it
was more of a "lets get together and talk about Rush page".   It had some
info on the guys, which included a listing of albums and when they were
released.  Following Counterparts was "11/94  Merely Players *live*"
Thats what it said.

   [ THAT information was from the TNMS april fool's issue from 1994... geez
     some people will take ANYTHING as gospel... :-)                : rush-mgr ]

	So who knows.  Maybe we aren't being told so they can surprise
us?  Rush on!!

					Scott Casanova


Subject: Geddy's *earphone*
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 14:24:35 EST
From: Jander Sunstar 

Shahid -

As I recall, an old bass playyer magazine I have (from around 92) has
a Q&A section with the same question, and what that *earphone* is, is
a new type of monitoring system that is wireless and fits in Geddy's
ear instead of having monitors on the floor like traditional
performances.  It's just one of those technology things that Rush is
into.  The tone of the article made it osund like all three were
going to be using the new monitors, but since I didn't get to see
them this tour (Hampton show) I don't know if the Neil and Alex had
them or not.



Date: Wed, 01 Feb 1995 14:50:26 EST
Subject: In The Mood live lyrics

Hey there,
	Sorry if these questions have been covered already, but I've been
really curious for quite a while.  Is there a known specific reason why the
boys don't use the word "baby" anymore when they play "In The Mood"?  I've
heard them use "bully" and "ellie" (p/g & SoH videos reespectively).  Is it
because the word "baby" tends to be used in cheesy pop songs?  Another thing -
has anyone noticed that on the "Finding My Way" on the p/g video, Geddy sings
(or appears to sing) "I drank 12 beers" instead of "I've cried some bad tears"
in the first verse?  Just wonderin' if anyone knows or is just as curious as I


Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 15:01:19 -0500 (EST)
From: James R Noble 
Subject: Who's to judge?

As a diehard Rush fan, I often wonder why more Rush videos aren't played
on MTV. But then, I thought, maybe it's better that way. All MTV is
nowadays, as for almost every group, is a big over-produced
over-commercialized  sold-out mass marketed piece of crap. I can't wait
for the 'alternative'/'grunge' thing to run it's coarse. The worst group
I EVER heard in my life has to be Hole. Courtney Love sucks. Flame me if
you want, but she can't sing, and I can play guitar better with my
coc..uh, I mean my nose, than she can with her hands. The only reason she
even has a 'career' in music (Not for long, hopefully), is because she's
Kurt Cobain's wife. To make a long rant short (Too late!), Rush rules
because they built a career on music, not image. They don't trash hotel
rooms, they don't care about playing up to the critics, or selling-out.
Ever want to see a pathetic example of commercialized crap pandering to
the 'elite' rock critics? Pick up a copy of Rolling Stone. Then, burn it.
Rush has more soul than any 'alternative' act out there, and so do it's
fans.--Thanks for enduring my rant, guys!

"One likes to believe in the freedom of music--But glimmering prizes and
endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity, yeah.."-SoR

PS- Was the phrase "Take a page from the red book, and keep them in your
sights" a coincidence considering the only Rush biography has a bright
red cover, and about them? Hmmm....
						James Noble


From: "Kurt Yeager" 
Date:          Wed, 1 Feb 1995 15:34:43 -500
Subject:       (Fwd) Rush covers

Forwarded message:
>From:          "Lynn Hernandez" 
To:            kyeager (
Date:          Wed, 1 Feb 1995 15:57:15 +0000
Subject:       scarce lps.

If you come accross ATWAS that is a trifold, get it. Mercury
started printing copies of this incredibly copesetic live recording
that only folded open once. There are some great live shots that you
can't get in the "scaled down" printing.
By the way, this was my very first album in 1977.  I've had a good
life.  Lynn


Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 22:22:01 -0500
Subject: Bass In the End ... ouch

 In ish 1052 writes:

>I'm a bass player & have the same set up as Geddy had way back >when;
Rickenbacker 4001 & a Fender head.  Sounds just like his >earlier stuff.
 Anyway, has anyone ever noticed on "In The End", the >bass part is a lot
lower than a normal tuned electric bass?  A few >people agree w/ me that it's
an upright bass.

Are you referring to the low 'C' - ending the introduction?!  I've always had
the impression it was more studio trickery than detuned (or upright) bass.
 The timbre of the bass doesn't quite match that of an upright and the boys
surely liked those studio gadgets - octaved voices,  instruments distorted
all to hell to get 'By-Tor' - even today ("That's nice!"). Anyway, if you
crank-up the volume as that 'C' is hit, you can hear the note rise slightly
as it holds - could be old recording, but I think more like electronic
manipulation.  Actually, for whatever reason, they play the introduction a
full-step higher in the ATWAS version -- so there's no way to compare.  All
we can do is speculate and pretend like we have a clue!  Thank God for the
low 'B' !

How did he do it?  Ged only knows!



Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 00:17:12 -0500
Subject: Question On Counterparts cover

I was wondering if anyone knew what the binary code on the Counterparts
sleeve stands for.  I know that the boys wouldn't put it there unless it was
something.  In case you dont have access to it, but know anything about
binary code, here it is.


Hope someone can help. Thanks

ps What does 1001001 mean


Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 00:26:41 -0500
Subject: A Show of FANS

Does anyone else out there subscribe to "A Show of Fans?"  I haven't heard
anything from them since last summer.  I know that they moved and I don't
have the new Rushline phone number.   I would like to give them a call and
see what the deal is with my subscription (which is not out yet).  SO, if
anyone has the number, PLEASE send it directly to me.  Much appreciated!!


"If Pearl Jam wants to reduce the price of concerts for the fans, why
 don't they play for free?"
 			- Eddie Van Halen, Jan. 17, 1995


From: "Kurt Yeager" 
Date:          Thu, 2 Feb 1995 07:26:30 -500
Subject:       (Fwd) Rush tribute band & anecdote

Forwarded message:
>From:          "Lynn Hernandez"